ic Birmingham - 11th August 2003

Bowie's Brum broadcast

By Staff Reporter

Prior to performing appearing at the NEC in November, David Bowie will be appearing at a very special event at the Odeon Cinema in New Street.

Bowie - a firm supporter of new digital developments - will make technological history by bringing his new album 'Reality' to cinemas all around the world.

In a specially produced performance, his live show is to be beamed via satellite to cinemas globally on 8 September - including New Street - culminating in a real time, interactive Q&A between Bowie and cinema audiences whom will also be able to make requests for Bowie classics.

The show will consist of David Bowie performing an exclusive live set showcasing his brand new album 'Reality' released September 15th on Iso/Columbia Records, as well as many cuts from his legendary back catalogue.

The 90-minute programme will be simultaneously transmitted via satellite to cinemas and theatres across Europe and due to time delay the following day across Asia, Japan and Australia. North America, Canada and South America will be able to catch the show on 15th September, making this a truly worldwide event.

This is the latest in a long line of groundbreaking technological advances for Bowie - Bowienet, his exclusive online community was the first to offer ISP capabilities to it's subscribers, and he was also an early exponent of e-mail using the then brand new form to communicate with the media during the legendary 'Serious Moonlight' tour in the 80's.

In addition Bowie was at the cutting edge of digital technology by offering the first widespread online download of the track 'Telling Lies' in the mid 90's.

The show will be shot in digital widescreen and recorded in DTS digital 5.1 Surround sound for total digital delivery to cinemas - not a film reel in sight - representing the most innovative and wide reaching use of digital technology in cinemas to date.

Tickets will be available directly from the Odeon, Birmingham New Street, from 9am on Thursday 14 August.

David Bowie: Live By Satellite
8 September 2003, 7pm
Odeon Birmingham
New Street
B2 4NU
ODEON CALL CENTRE: 0870 50 50 007

David Bowie: Reality Tour
19 (SOLD OUT) and 20 November 2003
NEC Arena